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Please fill out an application form. DON'T fill out the email or other choices here. http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/ON258.html has the application link on the front page. If we do not receive an application your email will be deleted. Our time is spent caring for these dogs, sometimes as many as 30 - 40 dogs at a time, and you show us serious intent to adopt when you take the time to fill out the application. Thank you for your understanding.
If there is a date next to the dog's name that is the expected arrival date. EVERYTHING we know about these dogs is on their bio. Please don't email asking for more info - we don't have any.
Please bookmark the site so YOU can check on the dog's status, updates if any etc. That's where we put everything we know about them.
We do not adopt to homes with no fenced area for the dog. They are a flight risk in the early weeks and we have the same goal - a safe, happy, healthy dog.
Sept 21 - Joe is an owner surrender. Unfortunately his owner is having some major changes in his life and joe oould be shuffled around for the next year in places he has never been or alone for hours on end too I tried to talk him into keeping him since all would be settled in a year but from the description of joe's life for the next year it is better he gets a new home and the owners love for him makes that possible.
This is what he has to say about his rock star:NOTE: this is translated from french (Joe is Bilinual lol)
Joe ‘the’ Cocker
Joe has his name from the rock star … of the same name ! He’s dancing rock’n’roll too … with his back shaking left to right when happy to see someone he knows … as his small tail is able to shake faster than a metronome. He has the rock star look too ! Just add some gel and colour in his Mohawk hair … and ready for the show. At the park, as everywhere, he plays the ‘star’; all look at him, talk about him for his beautiful look … and all kids want to caress him. His fur is so soft! And he like that … up to the next fan ! Joe is also a ‘candy bandit’ … and will do anything for a candy … a good manipulator to get those awards ! Check your snack … it could rapidly disappear … he’s better than Yogi bear !
He is also Joe Cool … grown as the ‘only boy’ of a man, he is very quiet and patient. At wake up, he jump on the bed … and I receive a wet’n’sniffing nose in my face … and he fall upside-down ‘right there’ ! Time for loving … and lunch … He never yap for anything … even when asking for something; he push his bowl, if he want water. He look at you … and go to the door … to tell you he want to get outside. At sleeping time, he still push his head against me to be caressed … and fall upside-down again ! Always upside-down for loving time … as with everybody that caress him … he’s a real ‘callgirl’
Joe like to walk … and sniff at everything … being caressed by everybody … his nature is to be a ‘nose on four legs’ after all ! Joe is not only ‘affective dependant’ … he’s also ‘olfactory dependant’ … sniff first, other things after. Joe is also a big traveller … without being tired. He sit in the car … and check or wait ! He has the habits that I always bring him everywhere and all the time. He’s a very good companion ! Being there to work home, or outside for the day … he sleeps until I get back. A good inside dog, a real American Cocker!
But don’t be too rushed at him … he decides … as Joe’s being easily afraid by bigger dogs … grumbling at one end … but still shaking tail at the other end … making to show others he is ‘verifying’ first … are you friendly for me ? And if it’s not OK, don’t force him, don’t rush at him … he knows what he wants or not … and will show you … so always keep cool with me !
ALL our dogs are HW tested neg (HW TREATED dogs are marked as such), have full vetting paperwork and obviously get along with other dogs since there are about 40 of them here on any given day.
We do a microchip clinic the first Sunday of each month for $40 to raise money to pay the bills for the rescues but will chip on day of adoption.
The Adoption Donation you give includes spay/neuter (except puppies under 6 mos), all shots, Heartworm test, deworming/parasite by us at least once and is $500.
NOTE: Puppies too young to fix are adopted out ON A 'FOSTER TO ADOPT' BASIS ONLY UNTIL S/N COMPLETED and proof is required to have the contract changed to ownership. You are responsible for spaying or neutering at the 6 mo point.
Please, if you want to adopt a dog - we require you take up to 24 hrs 'think about it' time and when an aggreement is reached you take the dog home as within 24 hrs. We can not 'hold' adopted dogs "til the weekend" or you "are back from holidays" UNLESS you wish to make a $40/night donation to cover their stay as there are many, many other dogs dying in shelters who need that space.
For coonhounds and beagles only :
If the dog you just looked at is a Coonhound or Beagle here's a little more info - A lot of people think Coonhounds and Beagles are stupid but they're not! They are just joyous dingbats for sure but very trainable. They are funny, happy clowns. They also do NOT spend all their time howling or baying. They are extremley quiet dogs but when they let one rip everyone knows it ;-)) and the sound is beautiful! So much nicer than a high pitched yap any day.
If you need proof watch this https://www.facebook.com/welovemboro/videos/vb.100267825266/10152657892365267/?type=2&theater
Rude owner of the company. She is vile and is completely unprofessional in her communication. If it wasn't for the animals, I would say to never give her money.